We Do Biohazard Work
Most people don't realize but we do Biohazard work as well. Biohazard clean up is:
- Unattended Death Clean Up
- Blood Clean Up
- Homicide and Suicide Clean Up
- Crime Scene Clean Up
- Industrial Accidents
- Animal Clean Up
We have 5 trained technicians with many years of experience in this profession. They have a great bedside manor and have an incredible amount of empathy for our clients. Biohazard work is something we take very seriously. We pride ourselves in being desecrate while we do the work. We work with police departments, fire departments, funeral home directors, medical facilities and home and vehicle owners. We have worked for commercial and residential locations. We pride ourselves on being your local option to help in your time of need.
Understanding our Commercial Customers Needs
We pride ourselves on understanding our commercial customers needs. We understand that every minute you are closed and/or not fully open for business you are loosing valuable revenue. We guarantee that when you make a call into us that within an hour no matter the time of day we will contact you and set up arrangements to be on site. We then will do everything in our power to very quickly decide what needs to be done and how we are going to do it so that you get back up and running as quickly as possible.
If possible we will set up containments or set up specialized air cleaning equipment to get your business back up and running immediately while we work so you can work. We know that your business is very important to you because our business is very important to us and we are lucky enough to have the trained staff and the equipment to help you and your business.
Types of Commercial Properties We Have Worked For
We have worked with many different types of commercial properties.
We have worked with schools; cleaning contents after a storm, drying out a water loss to reduce further damage, drying gym floors to avoid costly replacement, and cleaning after a fire.
We have worked with banks; cleaning sewage from basements, drying out and restoring important documents, and cleaning carpet to name just a few.
We have worked with many commercial retail locations; cleaning soot and removing odor after a fire, cleaning contents, removing grease from surfaces, and drying out after a sprinkler head or a water intrusion.
We have worked with many property management companies on apartments and hotels; Removing mold, removing odor, cleaning carpets, cleaning after a fire loss, drying out after a water loss.
Either way we have a proven track record of working with Commercial Businesses and getting them back and running as QUICK as possible to prevent excessive revenue loss. We even offer Emergency Ready Profiles for no charge on a handy app so that businesses have all their important information in the event of an emergency right in front of them all the time.
Ask our staff how we can help your business.
Be Ready For The Storm
You know storms are going to happen. Rather it be snow, rain, wind, etc. They are going to happen. To be prepared is a must. The following list is what is recommended at a minimum to be ready in the event of a storm.
- Flash Light
- Extra Batteries
- First Aid Kit
- Canned Food
- Manual Can Opener
- Bottled Water
- Fire Extinguisher
- Battery Powered Weather Radio
Being prepared will help keep panic at a minimum. These items kept in a safe place where you go in the event of a storm for easy access is also necessary. Keep where you go in the basement or in possibly a bathroom closet if your home or business does not have a basement. Pick food items and bottled water that have long shelf lives. Make sure to test your batteries every month or so in your devices.
SERVPRO has its own Meteorologist
SERVPRO's corporate office maintains and has on staff our very own SERVPRO Meteorologist. She helps our franchises with Storm forecasts and alerts so that we are ready and informed. Storm alerts are vital she says because she has witnessed and experienced storm chasing. She went out and chased storms and felt the power of super cells building in the Midwest. She knows the power of weather and why it is so important to be informed and ready in our industry. Her being a part of our team is a vital key as she helps us know where and when we need to activate our teams to different areas to help out those affected by the storm. Being knowledgeable about the weather which is such a key factor in our industry empowers us to be ready for you.
It is important to dry up the water
Water damage due to an intrusion, long standing leaks, or from high humidity need to be addressed right away. Mold feeds and grows in high moisture and warm environments. Mold is present every where. There are good forms and bad. It is very important to start the drying process right away to prevent mold growth. Organic materials found inside a building; wood, paper, drywall and insulation are great sources of food for mold. Different types of mold are health threats. It is very important though to remember that if you see visible mold spores to not put air flow directly across the mold. It can send the spores airborne causing more damage. This is why it is so important to call a professional right away to make sure all areas are brought back to acceptable moisture levels inside a home after water damage.
Testing For Mold
We are certified to test for mold. If you believe mold is present either by visually seeing something you think is mold or by smelling something musty call a professional. We do visual inspections, air sampling, as well as we have a bore scope that can go inside areas that are not normally visible to look for mold. When air samples are taken, 3 samples are taken and sent in. The results take about 5 to 7 days to return. If the air samples come back positive for mold then we will do further investigation to locate the source of the positive result of the air samples. Call for pricing if you believe you have mold present and we will help you maintain your healthy home.
Health Effects of Mold
Mold can effect people's health. People most effected by mold are people with compromised health, infants and young children, people with chronic breathing issues such as asthma and allergies, and the elderly. Any one can experience health problems from mold though. Possible health effects are runny nose, cough, sneeze, abnormal accelerated problems with asthma, sore throat, or sinus inflammation. This sounds like a common cold but problems from mold linger for excessive amounts of time. Mold spores grow very quickly so if you see mold give us a call right away so health concerns don't accelerate. Cleaning the affected mold areas when you are already showing signs of illness can increase this level of sickness for yourself so this is why using a professional with proper personal protective equipment is a good idea.
Types of Mold
There are different types of mold. The most common are aspergillus, cladosporium and stachybotrys atra (also known as black mold).
Aspergillus is non toxic to humans but it can aggravate allergy symptoms. It is found on foods and in air conditioning systems.
Cladosporium is non toxic to humans but can aggravate allergy symptoms. This is found as a black or green mold that grows in little dots in bathrooms, on painted surfaces, and in flexible air ducts.
Stachybotrys is commonly called black mold. This should be removed to prevent health issues. Call a trained professional to remove. This type of mold grows on building materials.
To prevent mold growth make sure that water leaks are dried up quickly and humidity levels are maintained in your home or business. Mold thrives in warm damp conditions.
Our Service Response Guidelines
Customer service is top priority for us on any loss but especially on a commercial job. We want to get your business back up and running as quickly as possible following a loss. Our service response guidelines are as follows.
With in 1 hour of your initial call to us we will return your call and arrange a professional to provide service.
With in 4 hours of your initial call a professional will be on site to evaluate the loss and start mitigation services.
With in 8 hours of your initial call we will be able to give you a briefing of what we are doing and how we need to do it and provide that scope to the appropriate people.
We are here to help you and we know that prompt service is needed when an emergency happens. You can trust us.